The National Bank of Canada’s inaugural covered bond deal arguably achieved what no other covered bond deal has been able to do this year. As opposed to coming with a hefty new issue premium, it priced through the closest comparables. Moreover, with an over subscription of 2.5 times, it attracted the highest level of oversubscription of any covered bond, at that time so far this year. The result had as much to do with the name as it did the tenor.
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